Sorem is a ten-year-old student in grade 4. Sorem has two older sisters, the stays at home and her middle sister is a student in grade 10. Sorem’s parents are rainy day rice farmers. At home, she enjoys playing with her sisters, reading books, doing homework, and cooking. Sorem’s favorite meal is fried rice with fresh milk.
When Sorem was six years old, she was burned by a cooking fire. She was treated at a provincial hospital for medical care, but after the wound healed, she developed a burn scar contracture. The contracture tightens the skin around her fingers, and she has difficulty carrying things or writing.
When Sorem learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled for two and a half hours seeking treatment. On September 6th, surgeons at CSC will perform a burn contracture release surgery to to help her to use the finger easily again. Now, CSC is helping Sorem’s family raise $495 to fund this procedure.
She shared, “I hope my finger will look and feel better, and I can use it in school.”